A minor in Gerontology provides students with knowledge of the aging process, and how these changes affect individuals psychologically, physiologically and socially. By 2050 it is estimated that one in five people will be over the age of 65, meaning there will be an increase in demand for individuals with an understanding of the aging process. This minor allows students to acquire knowledge in Gerontology and aging, which will enhance their ability to work with the aging population.
A minor in Gerontology is a great compliment to students majoring in:
- Speech Pathology
- Other majors who plan to work with older adults.
This minor requires 24-26 credit hours, and a GPA of 2.25 or higher in minor coursework.
|Core Course Requirements|
|GERO||14029||Introduction to Gerontology (3)|
|GERO||30656||Psychology of Aging (3)|
|SOC||42979||Aging in Society (3)|
|Students Will Select 12-14 Hours From The Following Courses|
|ARCH||45649||Developing Environments for Older Adults (3)|
|BSCI||40020||Biology of Aging (3)|
|CULT||42150||Educational Dimensions of Leisure, Retirement and Aging (3)|
|GERO||44031||Social Policy and Communication Research for Older Adults (3)|
|GERO||44032||Long Term Care Administration (3)|
|HDFS||44035||Assessment and Strategies (3)|
|HDFS||44036||General Case Management Strategy (3)|
|NURT||43521||Food Choices for Prescribed Dietary Modification (3)|
|PHIL||40005||Healthcare Ethics (3)|
|RPTM||36010||Recreation, Leisure, and Aging (3)|
|SOC||42010||Death and Dying (3)|
|SOC||42563||Sociology of Health and Healthcare (3)|
|SP&A||44130||Communication Disorders of the Aging (3)|
Please contact Dr. Kelly Cichy at kcichy [at] kent.edu for more information on the minor in Gerontology.